Review: LEGO 40468 Mini Adidas Superstar (gift with purchase)

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar

After being teased in a LEGO designer video, I’m honoured to be able to reveal the upcoming 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar, an adorable miniaturised version of LEGO’s Adidas Superstar which will be released on 1 July 2021!

Be sure to check out my review of 10282 Adidas Superstar to see more of the full-sized buildable sneaker.

The mini LEGO Adidas Superstar will be available from 1 – 25 July 2021 when you purchase above a certain threshold from LEGO.com or your local LEGO store. It will be applicable to ALL purchases above the threshold, and you won’t need to purchase the 10282 Adidas Superstar to qualify for it, which is great if the full-sized version isn’t quite your shoe-size!

Special thanks to LEGO for providing this review set.

40486 Mini Adidas Superstar (gift with purchase)

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar Box Back

Name: Mini Adidas Superstar
Set Number: 40486
Pieces: 92
Price: N/A (Gift with Purchase from LEGO.com)
Exclusive to: LEGO Brand Retail Stores, LEGO.com
Theme: Promotional, LEGO Adidas Collaboration
Release Date: 1 July 2021

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar contents

Here’s a look at the contents – there are 2 bags, a sticker sheet, and an Adidas Originals-branded instruction booklet.

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar Gift with Purchase

Like the full-sized LEGO Adidas Superstar, this gift with purchase set also has a unique box design, although the details are all printed, and the flap doesn’t lift up like a real shoebox. That said, the Adidas branding is especially prominent and gives it a very unique look, and I love the three stripes stretching across the front.

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar Box Side

Also like the minifigure printed on the side.

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar stickers

Here’s a look at the sticker sheet – the Adidas Trefoil logo on the shoe’s tongue is a sticker, as is the Adidas Originals shoebox.

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar Minifigure

There is one minifigure included and he’s dressed in an Adidas Originals shoebox – which is both a reference to the shoe, as well as the insane unboxing experience of the full-sized LEGO Adidas Superstar.

I love that we get a classic smiley-face minifigure!

The minifigure costume is based on Series 18’s Brick Suit Girl, with a stickered tile on the front for details. He also comes with a microphone and boombox – which is an homage to the influence of the Adidas Superstar on hip hop and street culture.

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar Adidas Shoebox Minifigure Side Back

In my mind, it’s as close as LEGO can get to a RUN DMC minifigure, and a homage to their classic hit – My Adidas, which cemented the Adidas Superstar in hiphop legend.

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LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar Shoe Front

Here’s a look at the mini LEGO Adidas Superstar – it’s coloured have been inverted from the traditional Superstar colourway, which demonstrates the versatility of the Adidas Superstar – even with the colours inverted, it’s still immediately recognizable.

The key features such as the three stripes on the side, shelltoe bulbous toebox, and chunky sole are all immediately apparent.

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar Shoe Side

Here’s a look at the shoe from the side. Pleasingly, the tiles used for the jagged three stripes on the side are all printed tiles!

Here are more angles – LEGO have done a great job shrinking down the Adidas Superstar’ design, yet still retaining the general shape, and proportions.

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar Kids Shoe Comparison

Don’t be confused by this – this is my 4-year old daughter’s pair of Adidas Superstars (unworn – size K9) for scale as a form of comparison.

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar LEGO Adidas Superstar Comparison

And here’s how the mini Superstar looks next to its big brother, the full-sized LEGO Adidas Superstar.=

What I liked:

  • The Adidas shoebox minifigure is a great touch and super collectible, especially for Adidas fans
  • Shoe is a great display piece, and looks great on its own or next to the big one
  • You don’t need to buy the full-sized shoe to qualify for this gift with purchase

What I didn’t like:

  • Stickers are a little disappointing

Final Thoughts: This is a superb gift with purchase, and a must-buy if you’re a fan of Adidas, or don’t quite want to spring the money for the full-sized LEGO Adidas Superstar.

You still get the novelty of a brick-built shoe, albeit at a smaller scale, and I love the minifigure included, which is a great collectible piece for Adidas fans like myself.

LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar Gift with Purchase

As with any gift with purchase, and at 92 pieces, the build is pretty quick, but I mostly enjoyed it, and I think it’ll look fantastic next to the real thing, or on its own.

The box and overall presentation all come together as a great package, and I can highly recommend this if you want a taste of the LEGO Adidas collaboration without shelling out for the full-sized version.

In many ways, I think this set is much better than the full-sized shoe, and so much more accessible – thankfully LEGO didn’t make this a GWP that was only available with the purchase of the shoe and I can see this one being super successful.

Rating: 4/5

The LEGO 40486 Mini Adidas Superstar will be available from LEGO.com (and LEGO Brand Stores) from 1-25 July 2021 onwards, and will be free with purchases of US$85 and £95.

Be sure to also read my review of 10282 Adidas Superstar or watch my speed build video to see how the shoe comes together!

What do you think of the Mini Adidas Superstar? Do you think it’s better than its bigger brother?

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Special thanks to LEGO for providing this set for review.

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